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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

by Stieg Larsson

Justice and Judgment Quotes

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Quote #4

My name is Lisbeth Salander. I was born April 30, 1978. My mother was Agneta Sofia Salander. She was twenty-two when I was born. My father was a psychopath, killer, and batterer whose name is Alexander Zalachenko. (15.10)

These are the first lines of Salander's autobiographical statement. It becomes evidence used to help her win freedom and justice and to discredit false claims against her. What inspires the extremely private Salander to expose so many details about her personal life?

Quote #5

"In that case we have to see to it that she is given redress for these wrongs, and above all that she is not subjected to new injustices." […] "No, […]. As prime minister, you may not influence the judicial process in any way." (15.251; 254)

When Edklinth and Blomkvist present Salander's case to the prime minister, he really wants to become part of Team Salander. But, as Edklinth points out, this won't be in the interest of justice.

Quote #6

She knew. He had never touched her, but she had always known.

She should have dealt with Teleborian years ago. But she had repressed the memory of him. She had chosen to ignore his existence. (16.70-71)

Finding out that Teleborian is a sexual predator whose main victims are children, convinces makes Salander fight that much harder for justice. Now taking Teleborian down isn't simply about personal revenge.

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